Takashi Murakami - 24/7: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Taipei
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Takashi Murakami

    Japanese • 1962

    Takashi Murakami is best known for his contemporary combination of fine art and pop culture. He uses recognizable iconography like Mickey Mouse and cartoonish flowers and infuses it with Japanese culture. The result is a boldly colorful body of work that takes the shape of paintings, sculptures and animations.

    In the 1990s, Murakami founded the Superflat movement in an attempt to expose the "shallow emptiness of Japanese consumer culture." The artist plays on the familiar aesthetic of mangas, Japanese-language comics, to render works that appear democratic and accessible, all the while denouncing the universality and unspecificity of consumer goods. True to form, Murakami has done collaborations with numerous brands and celebrities including Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, Pharrell Williams and Google.

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Open Your Hands Wide

signed and numbered 'Takashi Murakami 57/300' lower right; printed with artist's copyright and titled '"Open Your Hands Wide" ©2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' lower left
offset lithograph in colours on smooth wove paper
sheet 71 x 91 cm (27 7/8 x 35 7/8 in.)
frame 88.2 x 103.6 cm. (34 3/4 x 40 3/4 in.)

Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2009, this work is number 57 from an edition of 300.

HK$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

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